Crispy Ginger Biscuits

    40 minutes

    Great for tea parties. Crisp without being crumbly. Uses crystalline rather than fresh or preserved ginger


    28 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 125g butter
    • ½ cup (125g) caster sugar
    • ½ cup (90g) brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp ginger powder
    • 2 cups (250g) of self raising flour
    • pinch salt
    • 1 cup (155g) chopped crystalline ginger
    • a little extra sugar for rolling

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cream butter and two sugars. Add egg, powdered ginger then salt and flour gradually.
    2. Chop ginger pieces and add to the biscuit dough. Roll into balls. Lay one side into caster sugar and press into a greased biscuit tray.
    3. Bake at 180 degrees for 10-15 min till golden brown.

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    Thanks for sharing this recipe it was just what i was looking for. I made these and put them in a big glass jar as a birthday gift for my big brother Yorke. He loves Ginger. I followed the recipe exactly and it made well over 12 biscuits and I would describe them as chunky and crunchy. i took photo of how they turned out.  -  27 Aug 2011


    Thanks so much for this recipe, it's now my new favourite! When trying a recipe for the first time, I always make it as it states but I was 25g short on the butter so substituted peanut butter as I was desperate for a biscuit! Anyhow, no other changes were made. Despite me thinking there was not enough ground ginger in the recipe for my tastes, I stuck to the 1 tsp. they're delicious. Very gentle but still 'gingery'. I'll stick to this amount in future bakes too. The biscuits are crisp but as you say, not crumbly. I used a tablespoon cookie scoop and got 30 cookies exactly to this recipe and they cooked for 12 minutes. They are good sized cookies too. I rolled them in the sugar on one side, put this side face up and then flattened a bit with a fork. I absolutely love this recipe!! Thank you again. I've uploaded a couple of photos for you too <3 xxx Oh and just FYI...85 calories a cookie if you get 30 like me. The whole recipe, as stated is approximately 2560 calories so divide that by however many cookies you actually get xxx  -  24 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I added the stem ginger half way through as i didn't think it would be distributed very evenly if i added it at the end, i also added less as i didn't want them to be too gingery, i had no dark sugar so used light instead, i cooked them for about 15 minutes - mmmm lovely  -  02 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)